Heated Floor Patents (Class 237/69)
  • Patent number: 10568222
    Abstract: One of more panels of the cabinet include at least one conductive region that is optionally covered by an insulative covering. These conductive regions are coupled to an external power source. Shelves, drawers, other cabinet components, electrical devices in a cabinet (including, but not limited to, a motor, lights, outlet, appliance, sensor, processor, etc.), and the like can further conduct or receive electrical energy by electrically coupling to the conductive regions within the panels of the cabinet, for example, through shelf pins that are inserted into holes in the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Robert David Foote
  • Patent number: 9964338
    Abstract: Building constructions, building heating and/or cooling methods, and/or heating and/or cooling systems are provided that can include interior conduits configured to convey a fluid coupled with exterior conduits extending through the grounds surrounding the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: RACOOL, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Larry Andrews, Rob Young
  • Patent number: 9945113
    Abstract: A method of marketing an elevated prefabricated building includes the steps of: 1) offering to a customer for a quoted price, a building that has a precast concrete chain wall foundation and a prefabricated building that is to be supported by the precast concrete chain wall foundation; 2) the offer in step “a” including an offer to install the building at the site within a span of construction time on site of a week or less; 3) the precast concrete chain wall foundation offered for shipment to a selected site after it has been cast; and 4) the precast concrete chain wall foundation and prefabricated building being offered to be installed at the selected site with a lifting device that lifts each from the transport vehicle to the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Glenn Gillen
  • Patent number: 9706684
    Abstract: Exfoliated graphite materials, and composite materials including exfoliated graphite, having enhanced through-plane thermal conductivity can be used in thermal management applications and devices. Methods for making such materials and devices involve processing exfoliated graphite materials such as flexible graphite to orient or re-orient the graphite flakes in one or more regions of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Terrella Energy Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: John Kenna
  • Patent number: 9285125
    Abstract: A prefabricated heat-insulation panel has two hot water flow paths installed separately inside a panel, with primary and secondary connection parts provided in the panel and connected to a boiler or allowing hot water to circulate to adjacent panels. A polybutene layer with rosin as an activator is formed on the inner surface of the hot water supply pipe made of thermoplastic elastomer, and reduces the diameter and the length of the hot water supply pipes installed in the panel and the panel thickness and minimizes the boiler load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventors: Hi Gon Lee, Ha Rim Kim
  • Patent number: 9066452
    Abstract: A cooling device of a computer rack equipped with a back panel including an evacuation zone, toward the exterior of the rack, of air having circulated over electric power components arranged within the computer rack, and a rear door in the thickness of which air cooling means is arranged. The cooling device also includes a supporting frame on which the rear door is mounted, molded to surround the air evacuation zone of the computer rack, and removable positioning means of the supporting frame against the back panel of the computer rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Audrey Julien-Roux, Lionel Coutancier, Thierry Fromont
  • Publication number: 20150144708
    Abstract: A heated flooring assembly includes a base layer having a plurality of studs arranged in a grid pattern, the base layer operable to be coupled to a flooring surface. A screed layer is bonded to an upper surface of the base layer. A length of tubing has an outer surface and an inner surface, the length of tubing operable to carry a fluid that creates a temperature differential between the length of tubing and the screed layer. The length of tubing is retained between at least some of the studs. At least the outer surface of the length of tubing has at least one projection extending outwardly therefrom, the projection increasing a rate at which heat is transferred between the length of tubing and the screed layer as the fluid travels through the length of tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Josef Slanik
  • Patent number: 9027847
    Abstract: A method of estimating a floor temperature of a solid floor that has a fluid conduit embedded in the floor. Provided is a control scheme that provides a sequence, where the concrete temperature can be estimated through the temperature of the fluid in the conduit embedded in the floor. After the concrete temperature is obtained, a heating sequence can be initiated for providing fast and accurate control of the floor temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Danfoss A/S
    Inventors: Lars Finn Sloth Larsen, Honglian Thybo, Claus Thybo
  • Publication number: 20150122902
    Abstract: A hydraulic manifold for a hydraulic heating and/or cooling system includes a feed conduit (212) and a return conduit (216). The feed conduit (212) includes at least one feed connection (258), and the return conduit (216) includes at least one return connection (260), for the connection of a load circuit (228). A load module (204), in which a section of the feed conduit (212) with the feed connection (258), and a section of the return conduit (216) with the return section (260) are formed, includes at least one mixing device with a pump (232) and with a regulating valve (230), to admix fluid from the return connection (260) to a fluid flow from the feed conduit (212) to the feed connection (258). The section of the feed conduit (212) and the return conduit (216) in each case include an additional contact for connection with a further load module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Søren Emil SØRENSEN
  • Publication number: 20150059392
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a multi-type air conditioner system including: an outdoor machine, a refrigerant pipe connected with an output end of the outdoor machine, a manifold connected with an input end of the refrigerant pipe, an indoor machine connected with an output end of the refrigerant pipe, and a controller connected respectively with the outdoor machine and the indoor machine through a shielded signal line, wherein the multi-type air conditioner system may further include: a pipe set including a composite pipe, a third cutoff valve, a third filter, a third electronic expanding valve, a fourth cutoff valve and a pipe control board. With the disclosure, heating can be provided by precisely controlling indoor temperature and effectively lower power consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Wugong Chi
  • Publication number: 20140367477
    Abstract: A sub-flooring panel with improved impact and/or sound deadening (ISD) properties that is adapted to adjoin other sub-flooring panels to form a sub-flooring panel assembly, includes a base body having an upper surface formed with a groove for receiving a heating/cooling element, such as hydronic piping. A sub-flooring system with significantly improved ISD properties includes the panel assembly and an underlayment assembly which comprises a plurality of stabilizing supports, each support being adjustable in height, to support at least a generally rigid board and a fiberboard on which finishing flooring or laminate may be installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Kyoungjoo Cha
  • Patent number: 8777120
    Abstract: A hydronic radiant flooring heating system includes a pipe having pipe sections, and a grid of a thermally conductive material. The pipe sections are arranged substantially parallel to one another along a first axis, where there is a second axis perpendicular to the first axis. The pipe is to carry a heated liquid to radiantly heat a flooring under which the pipe is situated. The grid is situated relative to the sections. A portion of the grid is positioned substantially parallel to the second axis, and has an increased gauge to provide for lateral heat flow from the sections along the second axis. Heating of the flooring under which the pipe and the grid are situated is substantially uniform at least partially due to the increased gauge of the portion of the grid positioned substantially parallel to the second axis, while permitting wider spacing between adjacent of the pipe sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Todd W. Bates
  • Patent number: 8752346
    Abstract: A panel having a surface for supporting heat transfer tubing and at least one edge for mating and interlocking with an adjacent panel, improves versatility in leading the tubing upon the supporting surface in a variety of configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventors: Todd Shaw, Frank Bilotta
  • Patent number: 8708244
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and a system for controlling floor heating or climate regulating systems with long time constants. According to the invention, a flow of a fluid is provided through the floor or through a similar medium with large thermal inertia. An induced heat is determined by adding up a plurality of differences between an inlet temperature of the fluid when it enters the medium and an outlet temperature of the fluid when it leaves the medium. The temperatures are sampled with a fixed sampling time and within a fixed period of time, and a corresponding change in temperature of the medium over the fixed period of time is determined. In the future, the temperature of that medium is controlled by use of a ratio between the induced heat and the change in temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Danfoss A/S
    Inventors: Lars Finn Sloth Larsen, Honglian Thybo, Claus Thybo
  • Patent number: 8684277
    Abstract: A multi-layer build-up system for floor coverings when using floor heating systems, particularly for laying ceramic floor coverings using the thin-bed method, has, on the underside, an essentially plate-shaped component for planar laying and for the accommodation of pipelines of a floor heating system. Component accommodation spaces for the pipelines are formed in the plate-shaped component and an uncoupling mat is disposed on the surface of the plate-shaped component. The uncoupling mat has an uncoupling layer on top of which an anchoring layer is disposed. The anchoring layer forms a structure element for a filler mass to be introduced in the top of the build-up system. The mass is plastic during processing and hardens afterwards. A reinforcement layer is disposed on top of and rigidly connected with the anchoring layer, at least in sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Blanke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Peter Wilhelm Blanke
  • Patent number: 8677712
    Abstract: A thermal joint having a cold side angle joint; a warm side angle joint; a plurality of bond holes, wherein a liquid curable flooring material bonds through each bond hole; a plurality of rod holes in the warm side thermal wall each holding a rod; a plurality of tube holes in the cold side thermal wall each having a tube; a plurality of leveler holes in each base for containing an adjustable leveler; a tie bar engaging each tube and each rod; a heater conduit longitudinally positioned on the warm side for transferring heat to the warm side, wherein the thermal joint simultaneously allows the rods to slide in the tubes as the cured solid flooring material expands and contracts due to temperature changes and simultaneously prevents vertical deflection as heavy equipment is transported across the cured solid flooring material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: William Leo Edmonds, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140069605
    Abstract: A panel system has an insulating material with a first channel disposed over a surface of the insulating material. A transporter is disposed over the first channel. A thermal transfer medium is disposed over the surface of the first panel to attain desired surface characteristics. The first panel includes a second channel intersecting the first channel. A second panel includes a second channel. The first panel is adjacent to the second panel. The first and second channels of the adjacent first and second panels are aligned. The transporter is disposed over the first and second channels. The first and second panels are mounted over a mounting surface. Keyways are formed in the channels. Retention clips are disposed over the keyways. Panels include panel wings with hinges mounted over the panel wings. The thermal transfer medium includes graphite. The transporter includes tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Michael G. Sullivan, Diane Reker
  • Patent number: 8662406
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and a system for controlling floor heating or climate regulating systems with long time constants. According to the invention, a flow of a fluid is provided through the floor or through a similar medium with large thermal inertia. An induced heat is determined by adding up a plurality of differences between an inlet temperature of the fluid when it enters the medium and an outlet temperature of the fluid when it leaves the medium. The temperatures are sampled with a fixed sampling time and within a fixed period of time, and a corresponding change in temperature of the medium over the fixed period of time is determined. In the future, the temperature of that medium is controlled by use of a ratio between the induced heat and the change in temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Danfoss A/S
    Inventors: Lars Finn Sloth Larsen, Honglian Thybo, Claus Thybo
  • Patent number: 8595998
    Abstract: A structure and method of controlling building temperature are provided utilizing both solar and geo-exchange means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: GE Research LLC
    Inventor: Mark Isaacs
  • Patent number: 8511296
    Abstract: Solar heating systems are provided which utilize an integrated fixture for transferring heat from a solar collector to a lower-temperature loop, e.g. a domestic hot water system or radiant heating system. The fixture provides a heat exchanger for transferring heat from the solar collector to the lower temperature loop. The fixture may also include a casting, in which are formed solar collector supply and return ports, lower temperature supply and return ports, a solar collector pump volute, and a lower temperature pump volute. The systems also include two pumps, and a temperature optimization control that varies the speed of at least one of the pumps depending on the temperature of the liquid in the solar collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Taco Inc.
    Inventor: David Sweet
  • Patent number: 8499823
    Abstract: A radiant heating panel has a receptacle for heat transfer tubing and divided into immediately-adjacent tracks, each for receiving respective heat transfer tubing, and with a partition extending between the immediately-adjacent tracks and defining a wall therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: One Source
    Inventors: Todd Shaw, Frank Bilotta
  • Publication number: 20130099013
    Abstract: A floor heating system includes a flooring substrate having a heating or cooling element in heat transfer relationship therewith. A heat spreader is in heat transfer relationship with the flooring substrate. The heat spreader includes a layer of flexible graphite material. A floor covering overlies the layer of flexible graphite material. Temperature variations across an exposed surface of the floor covering are reduced by the presence of the flexible graphite heat spreader, thus providing an improved and more uniform heating to the floor and to the room with which the floor is associated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventor: GrafTech International Holdings Inc.
  • Patent number: 8387893
    Abstract: A structure of a dry heating system, and a method for constructing the same are disclosed. An upper board stacked on a heat radiator has a double-layer structure comprising first upper board elements and second upper board elements in order to prevent steps from being formed at seaming portions formed on the upper portion of the dry heating system, thereby maintaining flatness of the upper board, and reducing any bending of the upper board, in which the first upper board elements constitute a lower portion of the double-layer structure, and serve to protect the heat radiator while supporting a weight load, and the second upper board elements constitute an upper portion of the double-layer structure, and serve to maintain the flatness of the upper board by removing the steps, thereby ensuring excellent quality in construction of the dry heating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoung-Myoung Chae, Sung-Seock Hwang, Se-Chang Kang, Dong-Sik Jang, Seung-Chul Hwang, Suk Jang
  • Patent number: 8382004
    Abstract: A floor heating system includes a flooring substrate having a heating or cooling element in heat transfer relationship therewith. A heat spreader is in heat transfer relationship with the flooring substrate. The heat spreader includes a layer of flexible graphite material. A floor covering overlies the layer of flexible graphite material. Temperature variations across an exposed surface of the floor covering are reduced by the presence of the flexible graphite heat spreader, thus providing an improved and more uniform heating to the floor and to the room with which the floor is associated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: GrafTech International Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Erick Rollo Asmussen, Robert A. Mercuri, Julian Norley, Martin David Smalc, Matthew G. Getz
  • Patent number: 8347950
    Abstract: A modular heat exchange system for use in a central heat exchange installation in buildings, including at least one heat exchange element equipped for exchanging heat between environmental air and a fluid which is conducted through the heat exchange element. The heat exchange element has a predetermined first shape with opposite lateral sides. At least one non-heat-exchange add-on element, equipped for adding a given additional functionality to the system, has a predetermined second shape with a complementary lateral side to one of the opposite lateral sides of the heat exchange element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Helmut Werner PROVOST
    Inventor: Marcel Stroobants
  • Patent number: 8342419
    Abstract: A stand assembly for hydronic circulation systems includes a fixed back portion. A selectively movable platform portion is connected to the back portion. The stand assembly is selectively movable between a folded shipping position and an unfolded installation position by selectively moving the platform portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas O. Simensen, Torbjorn O. Simensen
  • Patent number: 8322092
    Abstract: A geosolar temperature control construction for buildings and method of controlling building temperature by using both geo-exchange and solar means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: GS Research LLC
    Inventor: Mark Isaacs
  • Publication number: 20120261481
    Abstract: A method of controlling the temperature of an environment, including the steps of providing a thermostat and receiving a signal from an occupancy sensor indicating whether an area has been occupied for each discrete time period of a 24 hour time period, assigning a first point value to each discrete time period where occupancy has been sensed, and repeating the steps for the next two 24 hour periods, and averaging the point values for each discrete time period in the first, second, and third 24 hour periods, to obtain an average point value, and sending a first signal to a heating device adapted for heating a second area to provide a temperature-related setting for a given discrete time period when the average point value for that discrete time period is above a threshold point value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: EGS Electrical Group, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew J. Donlan
  • Patent number: 8256690
    Abstract: A radiant panel for use in radiant heating and cooling systems that provides numerous benefits over conventional panels currently in use. The radiant panel comprises an offset hydronic radiant tube channel in which is nested a hydronic radiant tube that obviates the need to thread the hydronic tubes through the joists in a ceiling installation or the studs in a wall installation. In an alternative embodiment, specific emissivity coatings on each side of the radiant panel further promote the efficient transfer of heat. The system provides increased sound isolation and is robust enough to withstand the crushing forces associated with a floor installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Talbott Solar and Radiant Homes, Inc.
    Inventor: Dean Talbott Newberry
  • Patent number: 8230911
    Abstract: A method is provided for adjusting several parallel connected heat exchangers supplied with a coolant medium. The aim of the invention is to simplify the adjustment. For this purpose, the method consists in a) determining a specific value of heat requirement for each heat exchanger in a predetermined time period; b) comparing the specific values of all heat exchangers therebetween and c) in modifying the adjustment of the heat exchanger having the lowest specific value of heat requirement in such a way that the heat requirement thereof is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Danfoss A/S
    Inventors: Joergen Seerup, Niels Gregersen
  • Publication number: 20120043390
    Abstract: A heat pump including a boiler is disclosed. The heat pump may include a quick-hot-water-supply tank and the boiler, which may be operated selectively based on a temperature of external air or an electric power rate per unit heat quantity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Jinhee NOH, Woohyun Paik, Heewoong Park, Noma Park, Hwanjong Choi, Samchul Ha
  • Publication number: 20120042673
    Abstract: A heat pump including a boiler is disclosed. The heat pump may include the boiler which may be selectively operated based on a temperature of external air or an electric power rate per unit heat quantity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Jinhee NOH, Woohyun Paik, Heewoong Park, Noma Park, Hwanjong Choi, Samchul Ha
  • Publication number: 20110284647
    Abstract: An underfloor heating system including some thermal cells provided with an ultrathin heating element located just beneath the floor. The thermal cells are connected as modules when laying the floor. Then they are supplied and handled by a common thermostat (manual or programmable). A floor with even temperature is then obtained, able to transmit radiation heat indoor or outdoor, where installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Fabrizio Montanari
  • Patent number: 8042746
    Abstract: When there arises a need to change an air conditioner capability, a vehicular air conditioner capable of easily meeting this need is achieved. Also, even if some of a plurality of air conditioner units break down, a vehicular air conditioner capable of properly air conditioning a vehicular space using other air conditioner units, is achieved. This vehicular air conditioner includes a controller 20 for calculating a total heat supply amount, based on a target temperature and an actual room temperature; at least one heater 5 and/or at least one cooler 6; a controller 20 that sets generated heat amounts of the heater 5 and/or the cooler 6 of each of the air conditioner units 30, based on a calculated total heat supply amount and the number of used air conditioner units 30; and a drive controller that controls operations of the heater 5 and/or the cooler 6, based on the generated heat amounts that have been set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsuke Ise, Masatoshi Urakawa
  • Patent number: 8028742
    Abstract: Modular panels for radiant thermal conditioning systems have special purpose bus tracks for routing tubing. Specifically, these tracks enable the routing of tubing, and specifically tubing from multiple circuits, in-plane, in the floor, ceiling, or walls. Specifically, multiple laterally extending tracks are provided for handling multiple circuits. A modular panel enables the interconnection between tubing held in bus tracks and the arcuate return tracks that are used for the tubing direction changes that are needed for creating serpentine paths of the tubing loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Joachim Fiedrich
  • Patent number: 8025240
    Abstract: A flooring system for radiant heating includes a top floor portion and a subfloor portion. The top portion is releasably connectable to the subfloor portion in a vertical direction substantially perpendicular to a walking surface of the top portion. The top portion includes a bottom side and top channel portion downwardly depending from the bottom side. The subfloor portion includes a top side and a bottom channel portion extending upwardly from the top side. The top channel portion and the bottom channel portion bound a channel for receiving a heating conduit. The channel extends longitudinally relative to the top floor portion and the subfloor portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Keller Komfort Radiant Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: James Keller
  • Patent number: 8020783
    Abstract: An improved apparatus and method of attaching heated or cooled liquid filled tubing to a floor, wall or ceiling to create a radiant heating or cooling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: James Joseph Backman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7992623
    Abstract: A wall covering system for radiant heating includes a first wall covering portion and a second wall covering portion. The first portion is releasably connectable to the second portion in a direction substantially perpendicular to an outer surface of the first portion. The first portion includes a bottom side and top channel portion downwardly depending from the bottom side. The second portion includes a top side and a bottom channel portion extending upwardly from the top side. The top channel portion and the bottom channel portion bound a channel for receiving a heating conduit. The channel extends longitudinally relative to the first portion and the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Keller Komfort Radiant Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Keller
  • Publication number: 20110121087
    Abstract: An under-floor trough is provided for use with a raised-floor system. The under-floor trough includes an air-delivery assembly, one or more plurality of dampers, a support system, and a heating element. A control unit, removable from above the raised-floor system, and a baffle are disposed within the air-delivery assembly. The dampers include vanes that are actuated between open and closed positions according to a time modulated duty cycle to control the flow of conditioned air to a room. The support system provides a plurality of legs disposed between the bottom of the air-delivery assembly and a sub-floor. A bracket is mounted to a wall and the under-floor trough is supported thereby. The heating element is disposed within the air-delivery assembly. Conditioned air is provided to a room at high flow rates for short durations based on the duty cycle, thereby increasing the uniformity of cooling provided to the room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: AIRFIXTURE LLC
    Inventors: David Alstatt, Pedro J. Bermudez, Frank A. LeMay, Jeffrey L. Otte, Michael J. McQueeny
  • Patent number: 7913958
    Abstract: A twist clip for attaching a heat-radiating fin to a conduit of a hydronic heating system includes an upper gripping member, a lower gripping member connected to the upper member by an upright support member, and a handle portion looping downwardly from the lower gripping member to enable a user to hold the clip and to manually twist the clip to cause the upper and lower gripping members to rotate relative to the fin and conduit such that the fin and conduit are clipped together. This twist clip enables quick and easy attachment of fins to conduits, which greatly reduces the time and effort required to install a hydronic heating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: James MacDuff
  • Publication number: 20100237157
    Abstract: A ground heating flooring with internal heat conduction structure includes a flooring body, a plurality of heat conduction mediums, a heating pipe, an upper locking member and a lower locking member. Each of the heat conduction mediums, provided within the flooring body, one end of which contacts with the heating pipe such that a heat within the heating pipe is conducted directly and distributed rapidly all around the flooring. The upper locking member, provided at a side of the flooring body, defines an upper protruding supporting cavity. The lower locking member, provided at an opposite side of the flooring body, defines a lower concaved supporting cavity. When an upper locking member of a flooring is engaged with a lower locking member of an adjacent flooring, the upper supporting cavity is fitted into the lower supporting cavity for forming an accommodating chamber to receive the heating pipe therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Zhaojun Guo
  • Publication number: 20100127123
    Abstract: This application describes a floor segment (11, 13) for a means of locomotion, in particular for an aircraft, for the spatial separation of an interior space of the means of locomotion into a lower space (70) and into an upper space (60). The floor segment (11, 13) comprises an upper partition (81) and a lower partition (82), which together with the upper partition encloses a hollow space (30), which is equipped for accommodating system components (20-29, 32-35) of the means of locomotion. Preferably the floor segments are of a modular design so that within a floor (80) individual floor segments (11, 13) can be exchanged for other floor segments (11, 13) that comprise identical or compatible dimensions and connections for the system components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Claus Hoffjann, Markus Maibach, Wolfgang Zierold
  • Publication number: 20100084114
    Abstract: An improved baseboard radiator comprising a substantially tubular conduit formed of cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) tubing for containing and conveying hot water; a plurality of fins disposed onto and along the conduit for radiating heat energy transferred from hot water contained within the conduit; and a housing to contain the conduit/fin assembly. Alternate embodiments include the use of an integrated return water line formed of PEX tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Phillip H. LAWRENCE
  • Patent number: 7669775
    Abstract: A room heating system includes a heatable floor having a floor heating system, and a room thermostat having a room air sensor and being connected with a regulating unit for the floor heating system. The temperature control in a room is improved by providing the room thermostat with a surface temperature sensor, which determines a temperature on the surface of the floor from a distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Danfoss A/S
    Inventors: Lasse Joergensen, Lars Dam, Jesper Bruhn Hansen
  • Patent number: 7658005
    Abstract: A heat exchanger panel for a surface of a room, the panel having plate-type heat exchanger elements and having a heat exchanger pipe. The heat exchanger elements include two main surfaces facing away from each other and a peripheral surface linking the main surfaces, a fiber mat and a thin plaster layer. The plaster layer adheres to the fiber mat and the heat exchanger pipe extends at least partially within the plaster layer. The pipe has at least two connections in the area of the peripheral surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventor: Hans-Dietrich Sulzer
  • Publication number: 20100025488
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hot water circulation system associated with a heat pump and a method for controlling the same. The present invention is advantageous in that heating or hot water supply can be performed smoothly even when an outdoor unit performing a heat pump cycle performs a defrosting operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dae Sam Park, Jin woo Cho
  • Publication number: 20090314464
    Abstract: A heating system in which a warmed fluid is circulated through a delivery network space heaters to provide space heating, further comprising a thermal store and means arranged to circulate the warmed fluid through the thermal store during a heating shut down sequence to recover heat from the warmed fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Zenex Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Christopher Charles Farrell
  • Publication number: 20090222145
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and a system for controlling floor heating or climate regulating systems with long time constants. According to the invention, a flow of a fluid is provided through the floor or through a similar medium with large thermal inertia. An induced heat is determined by adding up a plurality of differences between an inlet temperature of the fluid when it enters the medium and an outlet temperature of the fluid when it leaves the medium. The temperatures are sampled with a fixed sampling time and within a fixed period of time, and a corresponding change in temperature of the medium over the fixed period of time is determined. In the future, the temperature of that medium is controlled by use of a ratio between the induced heat and the change in temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: DANFOSS A/S
    Inventors: Lars Finn Sloth Larsen, Honglian Thybo, Claus Thybo
  • Publication number: 20090178717
    Abstract: A mixing and pumping module for use with an installed hydronic radiant floor heating system is described. The module comprises a primary loop for circulating water to and from a boiler; a secondary loop in valve fluid communication with said primary loop and with the manifold of a hydronic radiant floor heating system, for circulating water into and out of the manifold; and means for regulating the flows of water through the primary loop, secondary loop and manifold loop, for selective delivery of heating capacities over a wide range of heating requirements, in a configuration which is compact and readily mounted to a frame for installation on a wall of the residence or commercial building in which the system is installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Mirchildon
  • Publication number: 20090159718
    Abstract: Building constructions, building heating and/or cooling methods, and/or heating and/or cooling systems are provided that can include interior conduits configured to convey a fluid coupled with exterior conduits extending through the grounds surrounding the building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Larry Andrews, Rob Young